SONGBIRD SUPREME: Top 8
Thank you to those who are still following the countdown. I now reveal numbers 8, 7 and 6!
08. WITHOUT YOU
Release Date: January 23, 1994
Album: Music Box
Writers: Pete Ham, Tom Evans
"Without You" was released as the third single from Music Box
. It became Mariah's first single to top the UK charts, and reached the top three in the Billboard Hot 100. Mariah's version is very popular as it has been sung in so many singing competitions all over the world. I never get tired of listening to this song, despite hearing the song almost every day in 1994, when it was released. My favorite performance of "Without You" is the Madison Square Garden performance in the Daydream World Tour.
Release Date: July 27, 1993
Album: Music Box
Writers: Mariah Carey, Dave Hall, Walter Afanasieff
"Dreamlover" is the first single released from Music Box
. It became her seventh number-one single in the Hot 100, staying there for eight consecutive weeks, becoming her longest-running chart-topper at that time. This is such a feel-good song, something that is more laid-back and easy listening. This still sounds so fresh until now. The music video for this song is the first Mariah video I ever watched.
06. ONE SWEET DAY (with Boyz II Men)
Release Date: November 14, 1995
Writers: Mariah Carey, Michael McCary, Nathan Morris, Wanya Morris, Shawn Stockman, Walter Afanasieff
"One Sweet Day" is the second single released from Daydream
. It became her tenth number-one single in the Hot 100. It debut at the top spot, becoming Mariah's second single (after "Fantasy") to do so, and stayed at number-one for a record-breaking sixteen weeks, a record the song still holds to date. This song brings back so much memories. It was a huge hit here in the Philippines when I was in first grade, I remember playing the Daydream
cassette tape almost every day in our car after school.